The second Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge race at Donington was forced to be abandoned after a frightening accident for Tudor Alexander.
Brad Bailey had held fellow front row starter Luke Davenport at bay during a close start, fending off the Reflex Racing man around the opening lap while George Gamble squeezed out Jake Giddings for third at the Old hairpin.
Before Davenport could pounce for the lead, red flags were soon waving at Coppice for a huge shunt for the G20 of Alexander.
The privateer’s Ginetta appeared sideways across the track after contact with Mark De Spong, where it dug into the grass and barrel-rolled multiple times down the back straight in a frightening accident, leaving no option but to halt proceedings.
Alexander was cut out of his destroyed car and was said to be conscious, currently on his way to hospital.